A large product recall of <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Beaded Curtains has been initiated over strangulation risks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
About 36,000 Beaded Curtains, which were manufactured in China; imported by GMA Accessories Inc., of New York, New York; and distributed by Tween Brands Inc., doing business as (DBA) Justice, of New Albany, Ohio, have been recalled.
The beaded curtains are prone to entanglement. When an adult or child plays with, or runs through, the beaded curtains, the risks of entanglement and strangulation can occur. To date, the firm has received two reports of consumers becoming entangled in the defective curtains. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves two styles of Justice-brand beaded door curtains, the diamond beaded curtain, and the disco ball beaded curtain. These multi-colored curtains are used as a decorative divider in a doorway and measure 72 inches in length.
Each curtain is sold with two plastic mounting brackets, each measuring 12 inches in width. The name of the product is printed on the packaging and the curtains have tracking numbers 904598.1735 and 904597.1735 printed on labels located on one of the mounting brackets and on the packaging.
The recalled Beaded Curtains were sold at Justice stores nationwide and online at www.shopjustice.com from August 2010 through March 2011 for approximately $20.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled curtains and return them to any Justice store for a full refund. Tween Brands can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.934.4497 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.shopjustice.com.